USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

Soccer TV: DC United vs New York Red Bulls

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It's the 2015 MLS Cup playoff conference semifinals on the weekend soccer TV schedule with all four first-legs on Sunday. Read More

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, and the future of FIFA

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The latest twist in the FIFA story has familiar soccer politicians looming over an organization in need of fundamental reform. Read More

Toronto and the never ending rebuild

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Toronto FC ended its first playoff game the same way it ended the 2015 MLS regular season, with a loss to the Montreal Impact. Read More

Soccer News: MLS sets the conference semifinals

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The 2015 MLS playoffs move onto the conference semifinal stage in Friday's soccer news with Montreal and Portland advancing. Read More

Montreal and Portland advance in the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs

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The Montreal Impact advanced with a win over Toronto in the East and the Portland Timbers knocked out Sporting KC in the West. Read More

Soccer TV: Eintracht vs Bayern Munich

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Eintracht hosts Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and PSG is at Rennes in Ligue 1 on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: MLS surprises in the knockout round

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The Eastern Conference playoff game ended in controversy and the Western has the defending champs knocked out in the soccer news. Read More

DC United and Seattle advance in the 2015 MLS playoffs

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DC United beat the New England Revolution and the Seattle Sounders ended the defending champion LA Galaxy's title chances. Read More

Aston Villa is out of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup

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In another night of domestic cup games in Europe, Aston Villa lost to Southampton in the Fourth Round of the Capital One Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: Montreal vs Toronto and Portland vs Sporting KC

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The knockout round continues in the 2015 MLS playoffs with Montreal playing Toronto in the East and Portland hosting Sporting KC in the West. Read More

The MLS playoffs in Canada

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Jason Davis previews the Eastern Conference knockout round and the matchup between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC. Read More

Can the Galaxy be better than average?

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The 2015 version of the LA Galaxy has star power, but it's the defense and losing road games telling the story of their season. Read More

Soccer News: Start the playoffs

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The 2015 MLS playoffs begin in Wednesday's soccer news with a big game in the Western Conference with Seattle hosting LA. Read More

Everton and Stoke City win in the Capital One Cup

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No USMNT players were in action but Everton and Stoke City both advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup. Read More

Sepp Blatter explains FIFA politics

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Sepp Blatter speaks and the suspended FIFA president's words highlight the central problem for the next person who takes the job. Read More

Soccer TV: DC United vs New England and Seattle vs LA Galaxy

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DC United hosts the New England Revolution in the East and the Seattle Sounders play the LA Galaxy in the West on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Darlington Nagbe wins Player of the Week

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Portland's Darlington Nagbe wins the MLS Player of the Week award for the final week of the 2015 Major League Soccer regular season. Read More

Didier Drogba and MLS vs Europe

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The Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba has a familiar take on the issues facing MLS, but it doesn't mean comparing the league to Europe. Read More

Soccer News: Philadelphia keeps Curtin

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The Philadelphia Union dominates the MLS news cycle even though their 2015 season is already over in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Stoke City vs Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday vs Arsenal

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Stoke City plays Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday hosts Arsenal in the Fourth Round of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup on Tuesday' soccer TV schedule. Read More

The top four foreign players in American soccer

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Clemente Lisi makes his picks for a Mount Rushmore of foreign players in American soccer from the NASL era and Major League Soccer. Read More

Earnie Stewart is the Philadelphia Union’s new sporting director

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The Philadelphia Union announced its new Sporting Director on Monday, hiring National Soccer Hall of Famer Earnie Stewart. Read More

Soccer News: Messing up an MLS finale

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There's no need to downplay what DC United and Toronto FC missed out on by losing their final MLS regular season game in the soccer news. Read More

New manager for Aston Villa, Geoff Cameron injured

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Aston Villa tries to come back from the bottom of the table under a new manager and Geoff Cameron exits with a thigh injury. Read More

MLS Week 34: Red Bulls win the Supporters Shield

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The 2015 MLS regular season ended with the New York Red Bulls winning the Supporters' Shield and three playoff teams tied on points. Read More

U-17 World Cup: Chile 4 – USMNT 1

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The USMNT lost its final Group A game to Chile at the 2015 U-17 World Cup finishing fourth in the group. Read More

US Soccer confirms the 2016 Copa Centenario

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The 2016 Copa Centenario will go ahead as previously announced in the United States this summer with the USMNT participating. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Everton and Manchester United vs City

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Arsenal plays Everton on NBC and the Manchester derby is on NBCSN along with the conclusion of the 2015 MLS regular season. Read More

Second chance players in MLS

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MLS is known for giving players the opportunity to revive careers, but how long will that be an option for American soccer players? Read More

Soccer News: Swope Park Rangers

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Sporting Kansas City introduces its new USL club Swoop Park Rangers while MLS prepares for the finale of the 2015 regular season. Read More

Soccer TV: Chile vs USMNT in the U-17 World Cup

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The USMNT tries to hold onto at least 3rd-place against Chile and a chance at advancing to the knockout round at the U-17 World Cup. Read More

Next year for NYCFC

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If NYCFC really is considering swapping a proven MLS coach for a Manchester City option, it's an interesting move for 2016. Read More

Soccer News: UEFA goes tone deaf

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UEFA decides that its Champions League anthem is more important than anybody would think in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

The club version of the CONCACAF Cup

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The knockout round of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League is MLS vs Liga MX and another battle for regional soccer supremacy. Read More

Sporting KC loses, MLS vs Liga MX in the CCL

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Sporting Kansas City doesn't help themselves in the Western Conference and MLS faces Liga MX in the CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Gladbach and Juventus draw in the Champions League

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Fabian Johnson and Gladbach got their first point in the 2015-16 Champions League, drawing with Group D leaders Juventus in Turin. Read More

Soccer TV: Anderlecht vs Spurs

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Anderlecht hosts Spurs in Group J of the 2015-16 Europa League and Liverpool play Rubin Kazan on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is MLS Decision Day more than a hashtag?

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MLS decided to make Decision Day count, with the league making sure no team would have an advantage for the Supporters' Shield. Read More

Soccer News: Arsenal wins big in the Champions League

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The big story on the field was Arsenal recovering in the Champions League and beating Bayern Munich in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

Real Salt Lake advances in the Champions League

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Real Salt Lake won Group G in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, advancing to the knockout stage with a win over Municipal. Read More

Lichaj scores for Nottingham Forest in the Championship

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Eric Lichaj scored for Nottingham Forest and Jonathan Spector's Birmingham City shutout Bolton in the Championship roundup. Read More

2015 U-17 World Cup: USMNT

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The USMNT drew its second group stage game at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup 2-2 against Croatia on Tuesday night in Vina Del Mar, Chile. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Gladbach

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Juventus play Gladbach and PSG hosts Real Madrid as match day three of the 2015-16 Champions League continues on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Portland’s Fanendo Adi wins MLS Player of the Week

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Portland forward Fanendo Adi takes MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 33, scoring in both of the Timbers' games. Read More

Soccer News: US Soccer makes the news

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to US Soccer and the playoff for the Olympics has the USMNT hosting the second-leg. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

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Arsenal hosts Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Real Salt Lake play to advance in the CCL on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The MLS version of a British invasion

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The numbers of British players in Major League Soccer rose in 2015, with English players in particular finding spots on MLS rosters. Read More

Soccer News: Champions League money

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UEFA announces how the Champions League announces how it distributes revenue in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Losses for Aston Villa, Everton, and Sunderland

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The results didn't go the way of USMNT players in the Premier League while several USMNT members didn't play in Europe and Mexico. Read More

MLS Week 33: The playoff picture

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Real Salt Lake and the Houston Dynamo exited the playoffs in Week 33 of the MLS season with five games on the schedule shutouts. Read More

USMNT opens U-17 World Cup with 2-0 loss to Nigeria

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The USMNT U-17s lost 2-0 to Nigeria in the opening game of Group A at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile on Saturday. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Aston Villa

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Chelsea and Aston Villa meet in the Premier League on the weekend soccer schedule with both teams at the wrong end of the table. Read More

MLS can’t afford to be soccer-specific

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MLS doesn't normally get the benefit of empty schedules as the season turns into the Fall and heavy competition from other sports. Read More

Supporting your local soccer club

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There's an ideal in soccer of supporting the team from your city, but does that still hold when so many games are on television? Read More

Soccer News: Olympics and more soccer politics

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The USMNT has Olympic playoff games on the schedule and its another round of allegations concerning a World Cup vote in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Orlando City vs NYCFC and San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City

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Orlando City plays NYCFC with Orlando still in playoff contention while San Jose hosts Sporting Kansas City on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Coverage fatigue and FIFA politics

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The soccer politics continue along with the blanket coverage and that's something that ends up working in FIFA's favor. Read More

Soccer News: The MLS playoff picture

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Clarity in the standings for the MLS playoff race doesn't flatter some Western Conference clubs in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

Toronto FC beats Red Bulls, qualifies for playoffs

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Toronto FC qualified for the MLS playoffs for the first time with the help of a wonder goal from Sebastian Giovinco. Read More

LA Galaxy II play for the USL title

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The LA Galaxy set a standard by putting a team in USL and now they set a new one playing for the 2015 USL title. Read More

FC Dallas officially announces Hall of Fame plans

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FC Dallas announces construction of the new National Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the renovated south end of Toyota Stadium. Read More

Points per game doesn’t help MLS

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The 2015 MLS schedule finally balances on Thursday, something that rarely happens over the course of a Major League Soccer season. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT in October

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The USMNT loses its second game of the October international window against Costa Rica and FIFA announces another suspension. Read More

USMNT loses to Costa Rica, U-23s advance to playoff

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It was mixed results for the USMNT with a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica at senior level and a 3rd-place win over Canada for the U-23s. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann’s substitutions

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's decision to publicly send home Fabian Johnson on Monday takes over the soccer news. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Costa Rica

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The USMNT tries to regroup against Costa Rica in an international friendly on Tuesday with new players in the squad. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Costa Rica

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The USMNT senior squad plays Costa Rica in an international friendly and the U-23s play Canada in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying on Tuesday. Read More

Soccer News: The response to the CONCACAF Cup

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Monday's soccer news update has the American media's response to the USMNT losing the CONCACAF Cup to Mexico. Read More

4 things from USMNT vs Mexico – CONCACAF Cup edition

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The USMNT moves on after a tough loss to Mexico for a spot in the Confederations Cup with issues to address for qualifying. Read More

USMNT roster for Costa Rica friendly

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USMNT Jurgen Klinsmann announced the changes to his roster prior to Tuesday's international friendly against Costa Rica. Read More

Drogba scores in another Montreal win

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MLS played one game on an international weekend, with the Montreal Impact getting a goal from Didier Drogba to shutout the Colorado Rapids. Read More

CONCACAF Cup: USMNT 2 – Mexico 3

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Mexico won the first CONCACAF Cup, beating the USMNT 3-2 in extra time to take CONCACAF's spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Read More

USMNT loses Olympic qualifying semifinal to Honduras

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The USMNT U-23s lost to Honduras 2-0 in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament semifinals, with the 3rd-place game set for Tuesday. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT plays Mexico and the U-23s meet Honduras for a spot in the Olympics on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

The CONCACAF Cup version of USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT and Mexico meet for a spot in a tournament that means more to CONCACAF than it does in other parts of the soccer world. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT plays Mexico in a game that's seen a week of hype as the two biggest teams in CONCACAF play for the Confederations Cup. Read More

Soccer News: Day after for FIFA

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It's the day after for FIFA who now have an interim president and even more questions following the suspension of Sepp Blatter. Read More

Soccer TV: Spain vs Luxembourg

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Spain plays Luxembourg in Group C, England host Estonia, and Liechtenstein play Sweden in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The USMNT at the Rose Bowl

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A look at the history of the USMNT at the Rose Bowl, the stadium hosting the Confederations Cup playoff game on Saturday. Read More

Soccer News: Various angles on USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT vs Mexico Confederations Cup playoff game gets the attention it deserves in the soccer news update. Read More

What FIFA can afford to lose

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FIFA's Independent Ethics Committee officially suspended president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini for 90 days. Read More

Win for Red Bulls, draw for Vancouver and Dallas

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The New York Red Bulls beat the Montreal Impact and the Vancouver Whitecaps drew with FC Dallas to start Week 32 of the MLS season. Read More

Soccer TV: Ireland vs Germany

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Ireland plays Germany in Group D on ESPN with Euro 2016 qualifying and CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The next coach for Mexico

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Former MLS coach Juan Carlos Osorio is heavily rumored to be the next Mexico coach, with the focs shifting to World Cup qualifying. Read More

A captain finds his voice

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Leading up to the CONCACAF Cup, USMNT captain Michael Bradley shows through what he chooses to say how well suited he is for the role. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann’s job

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Landon Donovan's comments over Jurgen Klinsmann's future points to what happened when US Soccer combined coach with technical director. Read More

Soccer News: Managing Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp continues to head towards Anfield and the open Premier League job with Liverpool in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

USMNT beats Panama in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

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The USMNT win streak continued at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament with a 4-0 shutout of Panama to conclude Group A. Read More

Tim Melia wins MLS Player of the Week

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Sporting Kansas City's Tim Melia wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 31 in a rare nod for a goalkeeper in Major League Soccer. Read More

Liverpool and the big name manager

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Liverpool is already linked with the biggest name from available soccer coaches, but is it a Premier League job worth taking? Read More

Soccer News: Figuring out El Tri

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LA Galaxy player Gio dos Santos will miss the USMNT vs Mexico Confederations Cup playoff game in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

The USMNT in must win games

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The USMNT faces Mexico on Saturday in a must win game and Clemente Lisi looks at the history of the team in that situation. Read More

FIFA does it again

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter's response to some of the organization's sponsors calling for his resignation isn't a surprise. Read More

Soccer News: Kasey Keller’s Hall of Fame speech

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The soccer news has the 2015 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction and problems in the Premier League. Read More

Everton draws in Merseyside derby, new manager for Yedlin

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The USMNT players roundup has Everton drawing Liverpool, a new manager for DeAndre Yedlin, and a goal for Danny Williams. Read More

MLS Week 31: Western Conference

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Draws in the Western Conference during MLS Week 31 keeps the top of the table tight with teams staying in contention. Read More

USMNT roster for Confederations Cup playoff

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USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the final 23-player USMNT roster for the Confederations Cup playoff game against Mexico. Read More

USMNT beats Cuba in Olympic qualifying

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The USMNT got a 6-1 win over Cuba in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying to advance to the semifinal stage with a game left to play. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton vs Liverpool and Arsenal vs Manchester United

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The Merseyside derby is on Sunday with Everton playing Liverpool along with several big rivalry games on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

What CONCACAF can learn from the Europa League

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Though CONCACAF calls its club tournament the Champions League, it should be paying closer attention to UEFA's Europa League. Read More

Priorities in Philadelphia

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In an odd week for the Philadelphia Union, the club raised the stakes for the US Open Cup only to lose it and their CEO. Read More

Soccer News: Big win for the USMNT U-23s

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The start of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying and another public push for the NFL expanding to England are in Friday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT beats Canada to open Olympic qualifying

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The USMNT U-23s opened CONCACAF Olympic qualifying with a 3-1 win over Canada in Group A with two goals from Jordan Morris. Read More

Soccer TV: DC United vs NYCFC

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DC United hosts NYCFC at RFK Stadium on Friday night, Queretaro plays Tijuana, and Olympic qualifying continues on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT roster set for FIFA U-17 World Cup

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USMNT coach Richie Williams named 21 players to the roster for the FIFA U-17 World Cup beginning on October 17 in Chile. Read More

Soccer News: Frisco gets the National Soccer Hall of Fame

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Toyota Stadium in Frisco is the new home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Olympic qualifying begins in the soccer news. Read More

Sporting Kansas City wins the 2015 US Open Cup

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After drawing 1-1 in regulation and overtime, Sporting Kansas City won the 2015 US Open Cup on penalties over the Philadelphia Union. Read More

Loss for Gladbach in the Champions League

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Fabian Johnson's Gladbach lost 2-1 to Manchester City on a late penalty in Group D of the 2015-16 Champions League. Read More